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Tractor plowing? Which one is the best??

Discussion in 'Used Plowing and Truck Equipment Forum' started by Seasons, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Seasons

    Seasons Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I'm looking to purchase a used tractor for plowing, can you tell me from experience which one is the best and which plow?? im thinking HLA plow that goes from 10ft box to 16ft open?? New Holland, Case, John Deere??. How many hours would be too many?? and what to look for?? I currently run a John Deere 544 with a 12 ft pusher but need something quicker.
  2. G&T LAWN

    G&T LAWN Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    How old is the 544? That should push more snow than a tractor.
  3. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,261

    If this is a modern 544 just up the pusher to a 14' or 16' pusher. Should still be just as quick if not faster. The main reason guys run tractors is because they are typically cheaper than a wheel loader or they own them for farming. Now, some do prefer tractors; so give us some details on the 544?
  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,032

    I agree with the guys above. A late model 544 will out plow basically any tractor.
  5. Seasons

    Seasons Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    The John Deere is a great machine but travel speeds from site to site is slow and uncomfortable, thats why im thinking of a tractor with a 10-16 ft plow.